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Critical Concepts in Linguistics

Routledge Critical Concepts in Linguistics series provides authoritative reprints of the discipline's best and most influential scholarship. This series looks at language from the point of view of the user, at the choices made and the constraints encountered when we use language. Edited by experts in the field, each set puts the development of fundamental concepts and themes into their historical context, as well as providing students and researchers with a snapshot of contemporary debates and current thinking.

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11-20 of 36 results in Critical Concepts in Linguistics
  1. Metaphor and Figurative Language

    Edited by Patrick Hanks, Rachel Giora

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    With contributions from Aristotle to Lakoff and Johnson, and incorporating the work of philosophers, linguists, literary theorists, and cognitive psychologists, this wide-ranging and multidisciplinary six-volume collection on metaphor and figurative language is a new title from Routledge’s Critical...

    Published November 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Pragmatics II

    Edited by Asa Kasher

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    A new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Linguistics, Pragmatics II is a four-volume collection of the very best scholarship on pragmatics. It is an essential successor collection to the editor’s Pragmatics (6 vols.) (978-0-415-11734-0), published in 1998 and described...

    Published November 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  3. Endangered Languages

    Edited by Peter K. Austin, Stuart McGill

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    At least half of the seven thousand or so languages spoken today are in danger of disappearing during the 21st century. Although languages have always come and gone, the current rate of language extinction is unprecedented, a loss which not only affects individual communities but also diminishes...

    Published August 9th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Cognitive Linguistics

    Edited by Adele Goldberg

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This new addition to Routledge’s Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Linguistics, brings together the very best and most influential scholarly research on cognitive linguistics. Cognitive Linguistics is a broad approach to language that places psychological reality at the top of the list of...

    Published June 14th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Second-Language Acquisition

    Edited by Lourdes Ortega

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Second-language acquisition was born in the late 1960s as an interdisciplinary enterprise that borrowed equally from the feeder fields of linguistics, language teaching, child language acquisition, and psychology. Since then, it has expanded considerably in scope and methodology to the point that...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Anthropological Linguistics

    Edited by Bambi Schieffelin, Paul Garrett

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Viewing language as a dynamic semiotic system that shapes and is shaped by cultural, social, and cognitive factors alike, the materials gathered in this new Major Work collection from Routledge explore how people in communities worldwide think about language, talk about language, use language, and...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Semiotics

    Edited by Peer F. Bundgaard, Frederik Stjernfelt

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Semiotics (the study of sign processes—‘semiosis’—and sign systems) embraces linguistics, philosophy, and literary studies, as well as linking to anthropology, art, psychology, and biology. This new Routledge collection helps to make sense of the subject’s huge interdisciplinary corpus of scholarly...

    Published October 6th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Language Acquisition

    Edited by Charles Yang

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This new addition to Routledge’s Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Linguistics, brings together the very best and most influential scholarly research in over half a century of language-acquisition research. The collection represents and reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field, by...

    Published November 27th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Clinical Linguistics

    Edited by Thomas W. Powell, Martin J Ball

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Clinical Linguistics involves the application of linguistic theories and procedures to the study, characterization, and treatment of communicative disorders. Although linguists have long applied their science to a variety of language problems, Clinical Linguistics did not emerge as an autonomous...

    Published November 13th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Bilingualism and Multilingualism

    Edited by Li Wei

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Although scientific studies of the language behaviour of polyglots began to appear in the nineteenth century, it is only in the last fifty years or so that bilingualism and multilingualism have been recognized as crucial areas of linguistic research. This new four-volume collection from Routledge...

    Published July 30th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Language Policy and Planning
    Edited by Thomas Ricento
    To Be Published October 16th 2015
  2. Language and the Media
    Edited by Helen Kelly Holmes
    To Be Published December 9th 2015
  3. Multimodality
    Edited by Sigrid Norris
    To Be Published December 15th 2015
  4. Stylistics
    Edited by Michael Burke
    To Be Published February 15th 2016
  5. Vocabulary
    Edited by Stuart Webb
    To Be Published March 15th 2016
  6. Transeurasian Linguistics CC 4V
    Edited by Martine Robbeets
    To Be Published April 15th 2016
  7. Language and Migration
    Edited by Ingrid Piller
    To Be Published June 15th 2016

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